Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 11 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 12,766 14,919 16,306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.39% 14.86% 15.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.48% 60.24% 62.29%
Number of salaries quoted 10,306 12,546 14,130
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £21,750 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £56,250
UK median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% -2.50%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21,109 24,766 26,176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.80% 24.66% 24.55%
Number of salaries quoted 16,557 20,563 21,926
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the UK excluding London

Windows
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Windows in the UK excluding London

Windows
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows in the UK excluding London

Windows
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 17 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East 0 4,197 £38,500 +2.67% 544
North of England +2 2,908 £37,500 +13.64% 499
Midlands +5 1,825 £37,500 +7.14% 334
North West +5 1,711 £38,500 +10.00% 286
East of England +5 1,595 £37,500 - 263
South West +1 1,455 £37,500 +2.74% 317
West Midlands +5 1,157 £37,500 +7.14% 192
Yorkshire +3 997 £37,500 +15.38% 174
East Midlands +3 663 £37,500 +11.94% 142
Scotland -6 512 £39,000 +2.63% 61
Wales -5 261 £35,000 +11.11% 72
North East 0 200 £35,000 +7.69% 39
Northern Ireland +5 53 £33,750 +10.66% 9
Channel Islands -2 14 £33,500 +2.29%
Isle of Man +15 5 £37,500 +2.74% 1
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 5,660 (44.34%) Microsoft
2 5,094 (39.90%) Active Directory
3 4,509 (35.32%) Windows Server
4 3,690 (28.90%) Linux
5 3,492 (27.35%) VMware
6 2,807 (21.99%) Office 365
7 2,717 (21.28%) SQL
8 2,501 (19.59%) Microsoft Azure
9 2,398 (18.78%) SQL Server
10 2,344 (18.36%) ITIL
11 2,112 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
12 2,038 (15.96%) Windows 10
13 1,963 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
14 1,939 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
15 1,916 (15.01%) Windows 7
16 1,831 (14.34%) Microsoft Office
17 1,748 (13.69%) Firewall
18 1,707 (13.37%) C#
19 1,644 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
20 1,596 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
21 1,594 (12.49%) PowerShell
22 1,562 (12.24%) DNS
23 1,528 (11.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 1,515 (11.87%) MS Exchange
25 1,510 (11.83%) .NET
26 1,475 (11.55%) Hyper-V
27 1,442 (11.30%) Amazon AWS
28 1,426 (11.17%) Cisco
29 1,410 (11.04%) Citrix
30 1,386 (10.86%) Finance

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1,515 (11.87%) MS Exchange
2 831 (6.51%) IIS
3 755 (5.91%) SharePoint
4 472 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 364 (2.85%) Skype for Business
6 355 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 240 (1.88%) Apache
8 191 (1.50%) Confluence
9 158 (1.24%) Tomcat
10 132 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
11 126 (0.99%) WebLogic
12 114 (0.89%) JBoss
13 111 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
14 105 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
15 81 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
16 80 (0.63%) CMS
17 72 (0.56%) nginx
18 69 (0.54%) WebSphere
19 54 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 48 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1,831 (14.34%) Microsoft Office
2 285 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 206 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 103 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 57 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 27 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.094%) Acrobat
9 10 (0.078%) AutoCAD
10 8 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
12 5 (0.039%) CATIA
13 4 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.031%) InVision
13 4 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
13 4 (0.031%) Windchill
14 3 (0.023%) Doxygen
14 3 (0.023%) InDesign
14 3 (0.023%) Pixate
14 3 (0.023%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 63 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 27 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
5 14 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 13 (0.10%) assyst
6 13 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
6 13 (0.10%) NetSuite
7 11 (0.086%) SAP S/4HANA
8 10 (0.078%) Exstream
8 10 (0.078%) Sage 200
9 8 (0.063%) Maximo
9 8 (0.063%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (0.055%) Payment Gateway
10 7 (0.055%) Sage CRM
10 7 (0.055%) SAP R/3
11 6 (0.047%) Magento
12 5 (0.039%) Oracle BPM
12 5 (0.039%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2,807 (21.99%) Office 365
2 2,501 (19.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,442 (11.30%) Amazon AWS
4 299 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 297 (2.33%) IaaS
6 277 (2.17%) SaaS
7 219 (1.72%) PaaS
8 158 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 148 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
10 145 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
11 144 (1.13%) GitHub
12 114 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
13 104 (0.81%) Mimecast
14 94 (0.74%) Amazon S3
15 92 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 60 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
17 59 (0.46%) G Suite
18 58 (0.45%) Serverless
19 57 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
20 53 (0.42%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,748 (13.69%) Firewall
2 1,562 (12.24%) DNS
3 1,277 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1,211 (9.49%) DHCP
5 1,050 (8.22%) LAN
6 994 (7.79%) WAN
7 774 (6.06%) SAN
8 723 (5.66%) VPN
9 504 (3.95%) Network Security
10 488 (3.82%) Internet
11 468 (3.67%) VoIP
12 410 (3.21%) VLAN
13 382 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
14 357 (2.80%) Wireless
15 336 (2.63%) Skype
16 198 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
17 186 (1.46%) SSL
18 166 (1.30%) NAS
19 162 (1.27%) HTTP
20 159 (1.25%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,398 (18.78%) SQL Server
2 545 (4.27%) MySQL
3 241 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 238 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 230 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 224 (1.75%) Oracle Database
7 201 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 180 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
9 168 (1.32%) Big Data
10 146 (1.14%) MongoDB
11 142 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
12 135 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
13 127 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
14 125 (0.98%) NoSQL
15 116 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
16 93 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
17 87 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
18 82 (0.64%) RDBMS
19 78 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 69 (0.54%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 715 (5.60%) Git (software)
2 527 (4.13%) Jenkins
3 514 (4.03%) Visual Studio
4 488 (3.82%) JIRA
5 330 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 246 (1.93%) TeamCity
7 216 (1.69%) Subversion
8 204 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
9 161 (1.26%) Selenium
10 151 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 119 (0.93%) Bitbucket
12 88 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
13 84 (0.66%) Maven
14 73 (0.57%) MSI
15 67 (0.52%) Eclipse
16 65 (0.51%) NUnit
17 55 (0.43%) Vagrant
18 53 (0.42%) Cucumber
19 38 (0.30%) Mercurial
20 37 (0.29%) GoCD
General
1 1,386 (10.86%) Finance
2 417 (3.27%) Retail
3 387 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 302 (2.37%) Manufacturing
5 276 (2.16%) Legal
6 222 (1.74%) Marketing
7 188 (1.47%) Electronics
8 179 (1.40%) Banking
9 150 (1.17%) Law
10 139 (1.09%) Games
11 105 (0.82%) Back Office
12 97 (0.76%) Aerospace
13 90 (0.70%) Advertising
14 81 (0.63%) Automotive
15 69 (0.54%) Investment Banking
16 50 (0.39%) French Language
17 45 (0.35%) Military
18 41 (0.32%) German Language
19 32 (0.25%) Publishing
20 28 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,149 (16.83%) Analyst
2 1,572 (12.31%) Support Engineer
3 1,467 (11.49%) Developer
4 1,209 (9.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,134 (8.88%) IT Support
6 978 (7.66%) Support Analyst
7 853 (6.68%) IT Engineer
8 709 (5.55%) 2nd Line Support
9 599 (4.69%) IT Analyst
10 594 (4.65%) Administrator
11 593 (4.65%) Software Engineer
12 553 (4.33%) .NET Developer
13 516 (4.04%) IT Support Engineer
14 498 (3.90%) Service Analyst
15 466 (3.65%) Service Desk Analyst
16 440 (3.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 429 (3.36%) Software Developer
18 424 (3.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 421 (3.30%) DevOps Engineer
20 415 (3.25%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,510 (11.83%) .NET
2 769 (6.02%) HTML
3 618 (4.84%) CSS
4 617 (4.83%) Web Services
5 516 (4.04%) ASP.NET
6 432 (3.38%) .NET Framework
7 412 (3.23%) XML
8 368 (2.88%) AngularJS
9 314 (2.46%) WPF
10 304 (2.38%) jQuery
11 288 (2.26%) Node.js
12 270 (2.11%) WinForms
13 260 (2.04%) REST
14 238 (1.86%) WCF
15 236 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
15 236 (1.85%) JSON
16 232 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
16 232 (1.82%) SOAP
17 231 (1.81%) HTML5
18 198 (1.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 893 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 781 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 616 (4.83%) Self-Motivation
4 615 (4.82%) Management Information System
5 338 (2.65%) Driving Licence
6 317 (2.48%) Clustering
7 246 (1.93%) Replication
8 228 (1.79%) Public Cloud
9 183 (1.43%) PKI
10 181 (1.42%) Private Cloud
11 170 (1.33%) Fintech
12 155 (1.21%) Fat Client
12 155 (1.21%) Thin Client
13 150 (1.17%) Mobile App
14 144 (1.13%) User Experience
15 139 (1.09%) Client/Server
16 130 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
17 128 (1.00%) Blackberry
17 128 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
18 123 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4,509 (35.32%) Windows Server
2 3,690 (28.90%) Linux
3 2,038 (15.96%) Windows 10
4 1,939 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,916 (15.01%) Windows 7
6 1,644 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 985 (7.72%) Unix
8 600 (4.70%) Windows 8
9 509 (3.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 459 (3.60%) Apple iOS
11 453 (3.55%) Android
12 302 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 213 (1.67%) Windows XP
14 204 (1.60%) CentOS
15 200 (1.57%) Mac OS X
16 153 (1.20%) Ubuntu
17 135 (1.06%) Mac OS
18 126 (0.99%) AIX
19 101 (0.79%) Solaris
20 84 (0.66%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,344 (18.36%) ITIL
2 1,963 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 1,596 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 1,528 (11.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1,023 (8.01%) DevOps
6 917 (7.18%) Software Engineering
7 718 (5.62%) Service Management
8 702 (5.50%) Mentoring
9 674 (5.28%) Project Management
10 654 (5.12%) Incident Management
11 623 (4.88%) Information Security
12 592 (4.64%) Disaster Recovery
13 565 (4.43%) Computer Science
13 565 (4.43%) MVC
14 545 (4.27%) Service Delivery
15 518 (4.06%) Test Automation
16 490 (3.84%) Scrum
17 487 (3.81%) Migration
18 486 (3.81%) Continuous Integration
19 462 (3.62%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 2,717 (21.28%) SQL
2 1,707 (13.37%) C#
3 1,594 (12.49%) PowerShell
4 1,091 (8.55%) JavaScript
5 938 (7.35%) Python
6 911 (7.14%) Java
7 827 (6.48%) C++
8 551 (4.32%) Bash Shell
9 466 (3.65%) C
10 404 (3.16%) T-SQL
11 286 (2.24%) PHP
12 220 (1.72%) Ruby
13 207 (1.62%) VB.NET
14 206 (1.61%) Perl
15 158 (1.24%) VBScript
16 156 (1.22%) VB
17 150 (1.17%) Shell Script
18 109 (0.85%) TypeScript
19 98 (0.77%) PL/SQL
20 50 (0.39%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,372 (10.75%) Degree
2 1,218 (9.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 791 (6.20%) Security Cleared
4 745 (5.84%) MCSE
5 604 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
6 490 (3.84%) MCSA
7 488 (3.82%) SC Cleared
8 454 (3.56%) CCNA
9 436 (3.42%) CISSP
10 366 (2.87%) MCP
11 305 (2.39%) DV Cleared
12 283 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 271 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
14 263 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
15 222 (1.74%) SANS
16 161 (1.26%) CCNP
17 158 (1.24%) MCITP
18 134 (1.05%) GIAC
19 127 (0.99%) A+ Certification
20 125 (0.98%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 892 (6.99%) SLA
2 489 (3.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 345 (2.70%) GDPR
4 340 (2.66%) QA
5 248 (1.94%) PCI DSS
6 67 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
7 55 (0.43%) ISO 9001
8 41 (0.32%) PMO
9 39 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 36 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 27 (0.21%) Data Quality
12 24 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 22 (0.17%) COBIT
14 18 (0.14%) ISO 14001
15 17 (0.13%) FISMA
15 17 (0.13%) ISO 22301
16 14 (0.11%) HL7
17 12 (0.094%) DICOM
18 9 (0.070%) WAI
19 8 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 5,094 (39.90%) Active Directory
2 2,112 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,475 (11.55%) Hyper-V
4 498 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
5 460 (3.60%) Docker
6 448 (3.51%) vSphere
7 389 (3.05%) XenApp
8 287 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
9 260 (2.04%) XenDesktop
10 163 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 117 (0.92%) Firmware
12 108 (0.85%) Terminal Services
13 104 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
14 68 (0.53%) VirtualBox
14 68 (0.53%) VMware NSX
15 65 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
16 59 (0.46%) BitLocker
16 59 (0.46%) XenServer
17 55 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
18 49 (0.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,155 (9.05%) SCCM
2 470 (3.68%) Ansible
3 430 (3.37%) Puppet
4 307 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
4 307 (2.40%) SCOM
5 218 (1.71%) WSUS
6 213 (1.67%) Kubernetes
7 180 (1.41%) Terraform
8 167 (1.31%) vCenter Server
9 148 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
10 126 (0.99%) Nagios
11 113 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
12 106 (0.83%) Backup Exec
13 105 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
14 95 (0.74%) Salt
15 93 (0.73%) SCVMM
16 76 (0.60%) AirWatch
17 71 (0.56%) NetBackup
18 66 (0.52%) vRealize
19 62 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5,660 (44.34%) Microsoft
2 3,492 (27.35%) VMware
3 1,426 (11.17%) Cisco
4 1,410 (11.04%) Citrix
5 741 (5.80%) Oracle
6 609 (4.77%) HP
7 362 (2.84%) Veeam
8 349 (2.73%) Apple
9 335 (2.62%) Red Hat
10 334 (2.62%) Dell
11 316 (2.48%) NetApp
12 295 (2.31%) Symantec
13 264 (2.07%) IBM
14 258 (2.02%) ServiceNow
15 210 (1.64%) SolarWinds
16 200 (1.57%) Google
16 200 (1.57%) McAfee
16 200 (1.57%) SAP
17 195 (1.53%) EMC
18 179 (1.40%) Sophos